This book was ok. I did learn quite a few things. But the humour was a bit cheesy and I'm not entirely convinced that someone who has never done statistics would understand it all. There are quite a few terms I came across that I think should be have been explained. I guess it depends on the audience this book was aimed at. There was a surprisingly high percentage of words compared to diagrams and illustrations. I thought that a more visual approach would have been helpful for a lot of the material. Wheelan does have quite a good capacity to explain things using words, though. I wouldn't say the book was riveting but was better than some of the books I've looked at on statistics. I'm no expert on statistics so can't say how accurate it all was. So I'll leave that to others.